MARTIN J., of Doylestown, died suddenly at his summer home in Sea Isle City NJ, on July 28, 2014. He was 77.
Mert was the cherished husband of Mary Lee Rothwell Corr. They were married for 52 years. Born in Philadelphia, Mert was the son of the late John A. and Helen Fallon Corr.
Mert graduated from Holy Cross, Saint Joseph's Prep '54, Saint Joseph's College ('58, Golden Hawk) and Temple University School of Law (LLb '61; LLM Trial Advocacy '94). He served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1962-1966. In 2010 St. Joe's honored him with the GEM Award in recognition of great loyalty to the university and selfless work for the good of others in the field of law.
Mert's many interests included performing with the State Street Players, OLMC choir, golf (DCC), hunting and fishing. He was a bridge player, gardener, he loved his Brittany Spaniels and never missed a daily crossword puzzle. He was a Eucharistic Minister for many years and served on the parish council.
He was a past president of the Bucks County Bar Association, where he was a friend and mentor to many while holding a reputation as one of the tough-est trial lawyers in the county.
Mert was currently serving as president of the Doylestown Borough Planning Commission. He was a former committeeman and executive committeeman of the Bucks County Republican Committee. His involvement in the community ran deep and touched many lives.
In addition to his wife, partner and lifelong best friend Mary Lee, he is survived by his children, Sean Corr (Jennifer), Marguerite Quinn (John), Molly Duet (Keith), and Beth Ann Corr DeStefano (Keith) and grandchildren, Liz, Pat, Chris, Maggie, Carolyn, Maeve, Lucy, Martin, Mary, Will, Ayla, Ronan, Brendan and one step-great grandchild, Linley. He is also survived by his siblings, Paul (Mary), Grace, Gerry (Kristina), Ann (Torr), Jeanne (Tom), and Joseph (Janet). He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing 6 to 8 P.M., Thursday, July 31, at
REED AND STEINBACH FUNERAL HOME, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown PA, and at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 235 East State St., Doylestown, from 9 A.M. until his Funeral Mass 11 A.M., Friday, August 1. Interment will follow Mass in Doylestown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mert's name may be made to Fragile-X Organization, 1616 Bonanza St. #22, Walnut Creek CA 94596 or Pennsylvania's Pro-Life Federa-tion, 4800 Jonestown Rd., #102 Harrisbuurg PA 17109-1741.
Published on Philly.com on July 30, 2014